As I was taking this photo and watching this Aussie icon watching me – I regressed to my childhood and recalled this verse from the Australian song: The Kookaburra Song by Marion Sinclair written in 1932.
Kookaburra sits on the old gum tree,
Merry, merry king of the bush is he.
Laugh kookaburra, laugh kookaburra,
Gay your life must be.
It doesn’t seem to matter how old you are, some childhood memories linger and come back to you in a flash.
Or they become slightly refined with the next generation. The version my young sons take delight in saying:
Kookaburra sits on the electric wire,
Jumping up and down with his pants on fire,
Ouch Kookaburra, ouch Kookaburra
Hot your tail must be.